Often touted as the most successful artiste to have come from the audio distribution platform Soundcloud, XXXTentacion was a fast-rising rapper who has had an endless stream of brushes with the law. Always in the news for a suspected crime as much as he had hits crawling up the charts. Furthermore, he was in a relationship with American Model Indya Marie. They dated from March to April 2017.
Also, it is said that he was single during the time of his demise.
|Birth Date:||January 23, 1998|
|Death Date:||June 18, 2018|
|Birth Place:||Plantation, Florida, United States|
|Father’s Name:||Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy|
|Mother’s Name:||Cleopatra Bernard|
|Education:||Margate Middle School, Piper High School|
|Profession:||Rapper, Singer, Songwriter|
|Height:||5 feet 6 inches (1.68m)|
|Ethnicity:||Mixed (Egyptian, Indian, German, Jamaican and Italian)|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
XXXTentacion (actual name: Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy) was born on January 23, 1998, in Plantation, Florida, United States. His parents are Jamaican. They are Ricardo Onfroy and Cleopatra Bernard. Apart from his parents he also had three siblings with one being half.
XXXTentacion attended Margate Middle School where he was later expelled from middle school after a series of physical altercation. He was subsequently enrolled into Sheridan House Family Ministries by his mother for over six months. He also went to the Piper High School until he left in the tenth grade.
XXXTentacion began his music career releasing his song News/Flock in June 2013. He officially released his first extended play called The Fall on November 21, 2014.
XXXTentacion also released one collaboration album with Ski Mask the Slump God, called Members Only Vol. 1, before releasing Members Only Vol. 2 in 2015 with several members of the growing Members Only collective.
Later, in 2016, he released the extended play Willy Wonka Was a Child Murderer, with music heavily inspired by heavy metal and indie music.
XXXTentacion released his single Look at Me, which peaked at number 34 on US Billboard Hot 100 and the top of the Canadian Hot 100. The single helped him gain more popularity due to accusations of Canadian rapper Drake using a similar rap flow in his then-unreleased song KMT.
Further, he released his three songs through SoundCloud on the April of 2017. Right in next month, he released his first album titled Revenge, which consisted of a total of eight previously published mixtape tracks.
The collaborative mixtape, Members Only, Vol. 3, with Members Only, was out on June 26, 2017.
XXXTentacion released his debut album, 17, on August 25, 2017. Onfroy’s second album, ?, was released on March 16, 2018. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, with its singles “Sad!” and “Changes” peaking at numbers 1 and 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 respectively.
He released his first single of 2018 on February 2, titled “Shining Like the Northstar.” Also, he released the song “Hope” on his SoundCloud account on February 21, 2018.
Furthermore, XXXTentacion also announced that he was releasing two songs at midnight on March 2, 2018, both the first singles for his upcoming album ?.
The lead single of the album ?, Sad, was successful enough to reach onto the number 17, and it became his highest-charting song in the US. Later it even got in the number 1, after XXXTentacion’s death. Its official music video was out on June 18, 2018.
His second album ? on March 16, 2018. ? It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming Onfroy’s first number one in the country.
XXXTentacion began to use his long-time YouTube channel “xxxtentacion,” previously used to upload music, to upload gaming videos and vlogs, he has 17 million subscribers as of 2019.
XXXTentacion’s Rumors, And Controversy
XXXTentacion (Onfroy) was part of several controversies in his career. Also, he was one of the most controversial figures in the hip-hop industry. He assaulted fans several times over the years.
Additionally, he had feuds with several other music artists. He was also imprisoned several times and was mostly charged with robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.
XXXTentacion dated Geneva Ayala, who is pregnant with his child now. Ayala, ex-girlfriend of XXXTentacion, who has accused the rapper of domestic abuse, created a funding page to raise money so to cover the cost of her injuries caused by the rapper in 2016.
Upon the death of XXXTentacion’s death, Geneva Ayala created a GoFundMe page, and she has been getting numerous donations so that she could cover her medical bills.
And since the death of the rapper, Ayala has received total donations of $ 31,630, which is more than her actual target of $ 25,000.
XXXTentacion’s Body Measurement And Net Worth
Talking about his body measurement, Onfroy had a height of 1.68 m. Additionally, his hair color was black, and eye color is dark brown.
Furthermore, XXXTentacion had an estimated net worth of $ 2 million while he was alive.
How XXXTentacion Died?
XXXTentacion died on June 18, 2018, while leaving the Riva Motorsports dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida at around 3:55 p.m, when two armed men in dark clothes and gloves, one with a red mask and other with black mask approached him while he was sitting in the driver seat.
After a brief struggle, the masked men reached inside the rapper’s vehicle and shot him many times.
Furthermore, Dedrick Devonshay Williams of Pompano Beach was arrested two days after the shooting, shortly before 7 p.m. Held in the Broward County jail, he is charged with first-degree murder without premeditation.
However, four suspects have been accused on suspicion of first-degree murder and armed robbery; Dedrick Williams, Michael Boatwright, Trayvon Newsome, and Robert Allen, all in their twenties.
Son Gekyume Onfroy Has Been Born Seven Months After The Rapper’s Death
XXXTentacion’s girlfriend Jenesis Sanchez has given birth to the couple’s son, Gekyume Onfroy, seven months after the rapper’s death.
Further, “We’re happy to confirm that Baby and Mother are healthy,” a joint statement from Sanchez and the rapper’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard, said on Saturday.
Moreover, they said they were “thrilled” at the arrival of Gekyume Onfroy. Additionally, Bernard also added that XXXTentacion, specifically chose the name for his son before he was killed.
“Gekyume’s name came up from a word X created before his passing, which means ‘a different state’ or ‘next’ universe of thought.”
“XXXTentacion specifically chose this name for his first-born son; his family is honored to fulfill his wish and shower baby Gekyume with love.”
Shortly after the rapper’s death, his mother confirmed his “final gift” by revealing that Sanchez was expecting their first child, later adding it was a boy.